2021 marked the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Nystad. One of the most significant peace treaties in the history of Europe was signed at the Uusikaupunki marketplace on 30 August 1721. In honor of this anniversary of peace we made an AR extension to the already existing UkiAR application.
Led by a familiar virtual character the user can now visit the building where the negotiations were held over 300 years ago. In addition, the building has been filled with the portraits of the negotiators to enhance the immersion even further.
“It’s great that we can bring more content to the application and a story about the historical peace treaty fits this year of celebration perfectly. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from tourists, it’s pretty rare for a city to have something like this. And this time we’ve taken the AR even further, because now you can actually take a peek inside the building where the negotiations were held.” Irmeli Laiho-Andersson, Tourism Designer City of Uusikaupunki